Krampus the Yule Yak

It’s almost time. All the signs are there: the shifting colours to very specific spectrum of reds and greens, the emergence of lights in the middle of the darkness, the mistletoe and holly and all other words ending in -olly.

krampus1csWe’ll leave the reindeers to more commercial types and instead set out with yaks. Nobody expects the yak acquisition! Acquisition and re-delivery, that’s the name of the game. The Great Yak Company: bringing smiles and laughter around the world since the… era that you’ve never heard of but is surely there. Yes.

krampus2bsLittle Krampus here is a perfect candidate, ready for hours of work to find things that were lost and to bring them to people who miss them. Sometimes it’s the same people, sometimes different. We don’t mind, we’re creative about the whole distribution. It’s not about who throws money around the most, it’s about how to make the most people smile in the end.

krampus3bsSo when you have a moment to sit down in all the commercial stress and rush, listen to the clip-clop of tiny yak hooves and prepare to enjoy the spirit of Gothmas: accept yourself with all your misgivings, accept the people around you with all of theirs, take a deep breath and simply smile.

Most of the look can be found in Gothmas by Gaslight: the dress by :{MV}:, the earrings by House of Rain, the eyeshadow by Beautiful Freak and the liner by Pin Me Down are available in Cursed. The ribbony Batty necklace by lassitude & ennui is available in Sium. The delightful stripes in the hair are from the new Winter HUD by Alice Project, colouring your favourite hairdos to new tones. The yule antlers by Cerridwen’s Cauldron are available in the current round of We Love Role-play. The skin by Al Vulo is from The Dressing Room: Fusion, the house by Scarlet Creative from Collabor88, the eyes by Adoness from her Christmas Market and the rocking chair by Atelier Visconti and the yak by +Half-Deer+ from The Garden. The dresser by DIGS, the crown by Schadenfreude and the tree and wreath by Trompe Loeil can be won at The Arcade.

Scene: House: Scarlet Creative – Trilby | Chair: Atelier Visconti – Mont Blanc Rocking Chair | Krampus: +Half-Deer+ Winter Yak Black | Dresser: DIGS – Geary Dresser Moon RARE | Crown: Schadenfreude – Storybook Royalty: Crown of Skulls | Tree: Trompe Loeil – Star Tree | Wreath: Trompe Loeil – Branch Wreath 

Body: Skin: Al Vulo – Mimi Dk dark brow cleavage milk | Eyes: Adoness – Lignum Eyes Weed* | Eyeshadow: Beautiful Freak – Lua Eyeshadow Blood Red* | Liner: Pin Me Down – Julie Eyeliner 8 | Lashes: Redgrave – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Bella II* | Horns: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Yule Antlers*

Outfit: Dress: :{MV}: Translate Dress Crimson* | Shoes: Has Been – Betsy Bow Pumps | Stockings: ~Cannibelle~ Gothic Lace Suspender Tights | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – Batty Necklace Black* | Earrings: House of Rain – Melt Earrings Garnet/Silver* 

Poses: N/A | Kirin – Nina Pose 4 | Part of the chair.

 

 

Gothilocks

But only two bears. Surely this was some sort of bizarro-day in story land, things definitely out of place and overlapping. Holidays mixing with fairytales, critters running from one story to another, no one sticking to the original plans anymore, absolute chaos! (And hijinks and shenanigans.)

gothilocks1csThere was no porridge nor beds, but a holiday feast and comfy pillows, even a small gingerbread house for noms. Gothilocks wasn’t quite certain why there was a snowshoe rabbit riding a small yak indoors, but surely there’d be an explanation for everything eventually.

gothilocks2csThe cocoa train kept puffing along steadily while the little arctic fox tried in vain to awaken the doggie that had unfortunately zoomed right through the Sleeping Beauty’s story before landing here. It was all so very peaceful and cosy that it was tempting to close one’s eyes, for just a moment.

gothilocks3csBut wait, maybe it wasn’t just the doggie… where did all this food come from if not a castle’s kitchen? Definitely not from this cottage, there’s not even a kitchen here! This amount of sleepiness all around cannot possibly be just from relaxed atmosphere… there’s trouble afoot!

Most of the look is from Gothmas by Gaslight. The outfit by Violent Seduction, the furniture by [noctis] and the nails by Pin Me Down are located in Cursed. The skin by Jalwa and shoes and jewelry by Eclectica can be found in Sium. The cocoa train by Lark and the sleepy doggie with pillows and the yak by +Half-Deer+ are from the current round of The Garden. The arctic animals are from a gacha in Beetlebones. The eyes by Adoness are a part of F R O S T and the gingerbread house by Poche is from the Christmas Mini Mall at Naminoke.

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage White | Rugs: ~Libertine~ Green Brocade Rugs | Train: Lark – Cocoa Express Large Track & Train | Center Pillow & Doggie: +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black & Pillow | Yak: +Half-Deer+ Winter Yak Black (gacha) | Gingerbread House: Poche – Christmas Hexenhaus | Furniture & Tree: [noctis] – Von Scarlet Chairs and Dining Table, Baron Von Scarlet’s Secretary Desk, Gothmas Tree* | Critters: Beetlebones – Arctic Friends – Polar Bear Pals (Snow & Soot), Snowshoe Hare Pal (Snow), Fox (Soot), Snow Owl (snow) RARE

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Zahida Coven Salt Cleavage* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Kylee Mesh Hair Licorice | Eyes: Adoness – Salina Eyes Starfish* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink | Nails: Pin Me Down – Gothmas Nails*

Outfit: Dress, Collar & Bow: Violent Seduction – Criminal Monochrome* | Necklace, Rings, Shoes: Eclectica – Catherine Ringsets in black, pendant in pale gold, Gothic shoes in dark* | Stockings: ~Cannibelle~ Bow Suspender Tights

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Sunny 2 | Part of the +Half-Deer+ pillow. | aDORKable Poses – Sunny 3m

Ned the Newt and Hoo-Wo-Man

“I remember when Uncle Flip went missing,” the wise old toad croaked. The newts called him simply All-Seer because surely when one missed eyes it meant they saw more and better than others. “Soon after that the chocolate frog appeared. Coincidence? I think not! Boys, if you do not save your Cousin Fred from the Jar, he’s going to end up chocolate as well. Then chomp! She’ll bite the head right off.”

newthero1csSo it was that the bravest of them all, the young Ned the Newt wiggled his way up the fireplace, freezing in fear only when the spellcasting terror known only as the Hoo-Wo-Man glanced away from the mysterious object she held. Cousin Fred was frantically nudging with his tail toward the true horror: the chocolate frog that surely had to be the missing Uncle Flip!

newthero2dsNed the Newt squirmed between the Jar and the fireplace, waiting for the moment when the mysterious object flew away from the Hoo-Wo-Man so she had to flail to catch it again and look away. Then he pushed with his tail and huzzah! the jar was falling. But the Hoo-Wo-Man was already turning, noticing the movement. Ned lunged after the jar, no time for careful descent!

newthero3dsLanding on the floor was a painful, dizzy experience, but the Jar didn’t break — who knows what kind of materials it’s made of, terrible prison! The Hoo-Wo-Man was approaching already, but Cousin Fred was free! The newts scuttled back into the shadows as fast as they could, losing only Ned’s tail that he bravely left as a decoy to guarantee the safe retreat.

newthero4csBehind them they could hear the mysterious gibberish voice of the Hoo-Wo-Man: “…well, guess no newt familiar then. Maybe something cuddlier.”

The heroic newts, frogs and all the furniture and props are from the Wizarding Faire, the house by Trompe Loeil and the dress with the cape by *katat0nik* are from Collabor88. The earrings by Bliensen + MaiTai are from We Love Role-play and the eyes by Adoness are available in The Body Modification Expo.

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Autumn Cottage | Newts & Jar: Silent Sparrow – Purple Newts | Frogs: Beetlebones – Wizarding Phantom Toad A & Chocolate Frog | Table: O.M.E.N – Wizarding Table | Extras on the Table: [Consignment] – The Edinbure Manuscript Silver | Cauldron Full of Books: [Consignment] – The Spell-o d’Cauldron | Other Cauldrons: :{Atomic}: – Cauldrons | Plant in a Cauldron: Floorplan – Dirigible Sapling | Books on the background: Lark 

Body: Skin: Essences – Amaterasu TDRF 02 Brunette | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Albino Tiger* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Mika* | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual | Feet: Slink – Female Feet AvEnhance Medium

Outfit: Dress: *katat0nik* Wishy Woman Dress old gold | Cape: *katat0nik* Wishy Woman Cape forest | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Alisha lace booties brown* | Bangles: [The Forge] – Ailida’s Bangles WornBronze* | Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Moonchild Earrings Gold* 

Poses & Held Books: [okkbye] – Wizard Books MM Static 4 & 1

Ornamental

Ornament dress by SAKIDE is slinky, short and with a cut for cleavage. What else could you possibly ask from a holiday dress? It’s available in the Frost Winter Fashion Fair until January 2nd. The cleavage cut is perfect for eyecatching pendants, such as this Luminos necklace by Snow Bound.Ornamental 1The hairstyle is one of Alice Project’s advent calendar gifts — they are scriptless especially festively striped versions of her normal styles. Both poses are from HopScotch’s advent calendar, as well as the snowball that goes with the pose. The lipstick is from the huge packet of various holiday reds Mockie sent to her group.

Ornamental 2The hopeful chest by Snow Bound and the sad little christmas tree by *Perception* are available in Gothmas by Gaslight. As for the D-LAB penguin… he just wandered over to have a cup of coffee. On such a snowy day, who could blame him?

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage White (Collabor88) | Chest: Snow Bound – Hopeful Chest Red (GxG) | Penguin: D-LAB – Sit Penguin B&W | Coffee: Poche – Christmas caffe latte snow | Tree: *Perception* – Sad Little Christmas Tree Green (GxG)

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Summer Breeze Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – L’eau Red Oxide Lip 1 Gloss | Hair: Alice Project – Ruby Christmas Black

Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Ornament Dress Red* (Frost) | Necklace: Snow Bound – Luminos Necklace Green (GxG) | Boots: Schadenfreude – Leith Boots (Collabor88)

Poses: HopScotch – Stand Pretty & Throw ball 2 (+ snow ball)

52 Colours: Madder Lake Deep

The name of the colour piqued my interest so I did some poking around the net to find out that madder is a plant whose roots have been used to produce red dye for millennia and lake in this context does not refer to water, but is derived from lac. We’re speaking of the bright, strong red in the old masterworks. If it weren’t December, I might have gone to that direction, but since it is I admit I took the easy route and interpreted it as ‘santa red’. Shame on me. Colours: Madder Lake Deep 1The hair by D!va, skin by Izzie’s and the house by Trompe Loeil can all be found in the current Collabor88. A lot of the decor is my old favourites of the season, but the noms and champagne by Poche in the foreground are available in RMK Gothic Frost Fair. The Ashraya dress by Geometry was just the right red and with all the gold it turned the whole look into a decoration, just need to find a big enough tree. Colours: Madder Lake Deep 2I liked how the skin looks both fresh and blushed, either straight out of snow or perhaps after a tad too much mulled wine. I added a makeover by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics to take the skin even more to a holiday-at-home direction and crowned it with the As Darkness Falls necklace by House of Rain.

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage White | Tree: Sanu – Just Another Christmas Tree | Couch: LISP – Santa Candy Sofa Red | Stocking: LISP – Stocking Robin Red | Penguin: D-LAB – Sit-Penguin-B&W | Rug & Pillows: ~Libertine~ Green brocade rug & Red cushions | Noms & Champagne: Poche – xmas minicake, champagne, latte, stollen

Body: Skin: Izzie’s – Geanna Frostbite Skin fair DB | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Rumour Has It Makeover | Hair: D!va – Asami Onyx

Outfit: Dress: Geometry – Ashraya Red* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Red Eve | Stockings: Blacklace – Black Sheer Stockings | Necklace: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls Ruby/Gold* | Bracelet & Ring: Mandala – Milky Way Hawthorn 

Pose: BENT! – ONE. Simply Febrile Insomnia

Winter in Parisian Arcade

The Arcade has opened its doors for all the gacha-crazed folks to go bankrupt in! If you want to window-shop before porting in, here’s a convenient guide to browse.

Winter Arcade 1Absolutely everything in the surrounding scene is from the Arcade. The frozen pond and the buildings are from PILOT’s christmas village, just made bigger. The table and several of the noms are by HANDverk, but there’s also noms by Tres Blah, plushies by Intrigue Co., dolls by Schadenfreude, a bunny bag by katat0nik, decorations and advent calendar by Trompe Loeil, a clock by Sway’s, the poses by !bang, arm chair by Art Dummy, a snowglobe by A.D.D. Andel… all the things!

Winter Arcade 3As for the look itself, only the hat with hair by Love Soul and the skin by Glam Affair are from the Arcade, the rest is me having fun with cutesy winterness. SAKIDE’s Winter in Paris outfit is available in RMK Gothic Frost Fair until the end of December. I added white tights and ribbony lassitude & ennui boots and felt ready to go to snow-covered cafes of Paris.

Winter Arcade 2Since it’s December, I’d like to remind you all that the advent calendars are running in several shops. These snowflake earrings for example are from Alice Project’s calendar. Yes, yes there’s been special christmas hairstyles, too. As for the other calendars, SL Blogger Support has a nifty list of them all right here, go visit!

Scene: Buildings: PILOT – Christmas Village | Table, a chair, noms: HANDverk – MadTEA Party | Noms: Tres Blah – Pastry Mania | Plushies: Intrigue Co. – Mesh Plushies | Dolls: Schadenfreude – Vouboo Gilly & Lorily | Clock: Sway’s – Pendulum Clock Night | Calendar & Decorations: Trompe Loeil – 12 Days of Christmas | Chair: Art Dummy – for winter conversations arm chair blue | Bag: katat0nik – sky/candy bunny | Snowglobe: A.D.D. Andel – Seasons Snowglobe Summer Beaches

Body: Skin – Glam Affair – Renee Fairy Tales 03 RAV | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair & Hat: Love Soul – A-Snow White*Jet Black 

Outfit: Dress & Cape: SAKIDE – Winter in Paris* | Tights: SAKIDE – Warm Pantyhose White* | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Prudence Boots Blue* | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails | Earrings: Alice Project – Snowflake Earrings

Poses: !bang – mini sassy1 | !bang – mini sits 1 | part of furniture